Thought it would be great to put our growing male German Shepherd when he outgrew his last kennel. Very soon after he 'moved in' he leaned against the door and the latch potted. He has escaped a couple of times and I now use additional latches on the door since I can't rely on the built in ones. Our last kennel had a hook at the top that reinforced the door when it closed so even if the door latch slid open the hook would keep it shut. Maybe for a less strong dog this kennel would work but not for our GS.